This recent trip was a powerful experience. I am once again renewed in heart and spirit for what we at BCB do to further the kingdom globally. I have been a number of places, and have seen a lot of poverty the past few years, but there was something unique about this trip to
As I looked into the eyes of the children, the reality is this: 1 out of every 5 children we played with, touched, hugged and loved will potentially die in the next 2-3 years. Around 50% of these children from our pictures have HIV. But 100% of those children are loved every bit as much as you and I. Life has just dealt them a circumstance that is the most extreme.
We found ourselves asking yet again “Why was I born where I was” “What makes me so special”… the answer: because to whom much is given, much is expected. We looked at the sadness of the situation in the tiny country of
With great sadness however, can come great joy. I have found that as people go and have their hearts broken- the joy they experience is so much greater too(almost paralleling the deep level of grief). Perhaps this is what God feels? As He aches and hurts for our world, He experiences Joy to a heightened level when we respond the way He would if physically present.
I am grateful to be home, but certainly left a large piece of my heart in
Glad to be home, glad to get to serve with you in the next year ahead, and glad that He knows and has known every detail.
Acts 1:8 comes directly from our mission statement… if everything we do points to one aspect of that verse- I can only pray that He is glorified.